The doctor will see you now. Powerlifter Cailer Woolam, aka @Doctor.Deadlift per his Instagram page, shared a big deadlift video recently that has many powerlifting fans optimistic about his progress back to the platform to move big weight. For the last couple months, Woolam has been rehabbing a couple injuries and hasn’t shared many heavy deadlift videos on his Instagram page.
Luckily for us and all of the Woolam fans out there, it appears he’s back to moving weight with relative comfort. In Woolam’s latest video, he pulls a speedy 400kg (881 lbs), and it honestly might be one of the fastest pulls with this weight we’ve seen from Woolam.
In Woolam’s Instagram video’s description he writes, “881lbs/400kg BW-215lbs. Easiest it’s ever felt. Sumo is so much easier than conventional. And it is indeed cheating”
Judging from this video, we’re pumped to see what Woolam hits the next time he takes the platform. Woolam’s next meet is most likely going to be the World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) Championships taking place in Moscow, Russia this October, which he posted about on his Instagram page.
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Woolam currently owns two all-time deadlift world records and the weight above is hovering just under both of them. His first world record came in February 2017 when Woolam became the first athlete to pull 400kg (881 lbs) at 90kg (198 lb) bodyweight. Then in November later that year, Woolam set the 100kg (220 lb) all-time world record with this insane 420.5kg (927 lb) deadlift.
About a week ago, Woolam shared another deadlift video that provides a little more insight into his heavy deadlift hiatus. In his video’s description he writes, “#826- really just trying to slowly work my way back into sumo. Slowed down my start up quite a bit just to make sure things are feeling good. Trying to push evenly off of both legs. This is the first time a sumo pull hasn’t been painful in a long time.”
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#826- really just trying to slowely work my way bavk into sumo. Slowed down my start up quite a bit just to make sure things are feeling good. Trying to push evenly off of both legs. This is the first time a sumo pull hasnt been painful in a long time. This was just Some clean up work that I missed earlier this week. After 10 sets of squats and 5×5 light and slow deadlifts. @thekilocartel @mbslingshot @jesseburdick @herbstrong @powerhousenutritionlbk
Hopefully as the year progresses Woolam is able to keep his body in healthy shape for the WRPF Championships in October. Will he claim or push one of his all-time world records? Time will tell.
Feature image from @doctor.deadlift Instagram page.